Egg Fried Quinoa

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Egg Fried Quinoa

Egg fried rice used to be one of my Irishman’s favourite meals. And then I made this version with quinoa. Now he keeps asking me when we can have egg fried quinoa again. Definitely a keeper!

serves 2

250g (9oz) cooked quinoa (recipe here)
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1-2 small red chillies, finely sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
small handful sliced green onions (shallots / scallions / spring onions)

1. Heat a little oil in a wok or frying pan. Add quinoa, eggs and chilli.

2. Cook, stirring often over a medium heat until there is no more runny (snotty) egg visible. Remove from the heat. Stir in soy and green onions.

leftover potential?

variations for fun

carnivore – brown some sliced chicken breast in the pan before adding quinoa and egg.

vegan / egg-free – replace egg with crumbled tofu (about 200g / 7oz) and 1 teaspoon ground turmeric for colour.

soy-free – replace the soy sauce with fish sauce or just season generously with salt instead.

can’t find quinoa? – replace with cooked brown or jasmine rice.

problem solving guide

too dry – it’s meant to be a fairly dry dish. Drizzle with a little oil or chilli oil if it’s too dry for you. And make sure you don’t overcook your eggs.

rubbery – a sign of overcooked eggs. Add in a little butter to moisten and next time remove from the heat earlier.

bland – add in a little more soy and chilli.

serving suggestions

Serve in small bowls ‘rice’ bowls with chopsticks.

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